Another Roman ship found in Piazza Municipio

Another  Roman ship of imperial times has been found in the site of the Metro in Piazza Municipio. This excavation, in the central square of Naples, has been called by archaeologists who follow the work of the line, a true “well of St. Patrick”.

Thanks to the excavations for the construction of the subway, in the square area, infact, it has been found the port of the ancient Neapolis  from where the boats departed to pick up cargoes from large ships that because of their size, they could not dock at the port.

However, the area of the discovery of the find is far away from the area of the new Municipio Station which should open regularly later this year.

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Do not miss the initiative SUNDAY to the MUSEUM

Do not miss “#Sundaytothemuseum” the initiative that started in Campania on September 7th. Thanks to the application of the rules of Franceschini decree, every firts Sunday of the month, it is possible to visit all the national museum, monuments,  galleries, archaeological site,  parks and gardens in Campania without paying the ticket.

 

Medieval Castle in Naples

Maschio Angioino – Medieval Castle in Naples

FRIDAY NIGHT TO THE MUSEUM

Every Friday evening opening of the main museums and archeological sites from 20 to 22. The excellence of Italian culture will be open to the public , such as Capodimonte and the Archeological Museum, Pompeii ruins, and many other.

 

Capodimonte Museum

Capodimonte Museum

 

 

 

An ancient harbour brought to light in the center of Naples

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The realization of the Line 1 of Naples underground allowed the reconstruction of the landscape, the topography and the functions of the coast between the sites of Partenope and Neapolis.
The station of Piazza Municipio stands inside an ancient creek, that used to stretch out on a tuff promontory from Castel Nuovo to the Ferry station and the area around the Church di Santa Maria di Porto Salvo.
In the Piazza Municipio have been brought to light the I century A.C. ruins of an harbour (whose deepest seabed are notched by dredgings datable between the end of the IV century and the second half of the III century B.C.) with a quay in calcareous rock supported by wooden poles, perpendicular to the coastline, along which were abandoned two boats ( shipwreck A and C) and a third one (shipwreck B) of the end of the II and beginning of the III century A.C. At the beginning of the V century A.C., the harbor basin became swampy; the piazza Municipio, during the Middle Ages, was characterized by the presence of house ruins around the Castel Nuovo, destroyed at the beginning of the 16th century for the construction of bastions.

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Piazza Municipio map

Piazza Municipio map

Pompeii in 3 D – Film

Pompeii in 3 D - Film

Pompeii in 3 D – Film

Pompeii (referred to by marketing as Pompeii in 3D) is an upcoming American disaster-adventure film co-written, produced and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, the film stars Kit HaringtonEmily BrowningCarrie-Anne MossAdewale Akinnuoye-AgbajeJessica Lucas, with Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland. It is scheduled to be released in February 2014.

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Pompeii 2 hours tour

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GRACIE FIELDS, THE FAMOUS SINGER WHO LOVED CAPRI

Gracie Fields – “The Isle of Capri”

Gracie Fields at the Isle of Capri, Italy

Gracie Fields at the Isle of Capri, Italy

Many celebrities loved and lived long time on the isle of Capri.

Gracie Fields was born the 9 January 1898 in England and was died the 27 September 1979 in Capri.

One of her most famous song is “The Isle of Capri” written by Jimmy Kennedy and Will Grosz in 1934, which describes a poignant love story born in the last summer nights under the sky and the moonlight of Capri.

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‘Twas on the Isle of Capri that he found her
Beneath the shade of an old walnut tree
Oh, I can still see the flowers blooming ’round her+
Where they met on the Isle of Capri
She was as sweet as a rose at the dawning
But somehow fate hadn’t meant it to be
And though he sailed with the tide in the morning
Still his heart’s in the Isle of Capri
Summertime was nearly over
Blue Italian sky above
He said, lady, I’m a rover
Can you spare a sweet word of love
She whispered softly, it’s best not to linger
And then as he kissed her hand he could see
She wore a plain golden ring on her finger
‘Twas good-bye on the Isle of Capri
Somewhere far away, over Naples Bay
I heard a quaint lover’s story
It’s magic thrill holds a spell on me still
It’s a story old, that’s been sadly told
Down by the shore in the moonlight
How love began for a girl and a man
‘Twas on the Isle of Capri that he found her
Beneath the shade of an old walnut tree
Ha-ha-ha-hahhhhhh, ha-ha-ha-hah
Where they met on the Isle of Capri
She was as sweet as a rose at the dawning
But somehow fate hadn’t meant it to be
Ha-ha-ha-hahhhhhh, ha-ha-ha-hah
Still his heart’s in the Isle of Capri
Summertime was nearly over
Blue Italian sky above
He said, lady, I’m a rover
Can you spare a sweet word of love
Ha-ha-ha-hah, ha-ha-hah, ha-ha-hah-hah
Ha-ha-ha-hah, ha-ha-hah, ha-ha-hahhh
She wore a plain golden ring on her finger
‘Twas good-bye on the Isle of Capri

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Madre Museum: free admission for entire month of August

Never period was better than the hottest month of the year to visit the MADRE!

For the first time this summer the Museum Madre will offer the ticket to all those who will cross the doors of the August from 1 to 31. All exhibits and participation in all activities of the Museum will be free, away from the lens to provide citizens and all the tourists who will spend the month of August in the city of Naples and in Campania, the chance to get closer to the world of ‘contemporary art. Thomas Bayrle, Mario Garcia Torres, Giulia Piscitelli and “a collection Per_formare # 1”, the first chapter of the project dedicated to the formation of the museum’s permanent collection will be “available” even with the help of the Department of Education of the Museum, that offers a program dedicated educational visits in exhibitions, every day, at 17. Another way to get closer to the community, in a model taken as a reference in several other Italian companies, including Milan, which in August will open its civic museums literally tearing the ticket.

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Vintage Naples

Faded shots of the last century, but also the late nineteenth century, cards with ancient historical spots: old pictures of the city taken from a Facebook page dedicated to vintage Naples. The Neapolitans nostalgic traipse on “Naples retro”, the group was formed with the purpose of collecting photos and postcards of days gone by, when instead of cars circulating carriages and made ​​his debut the funicular. The citizens are racing to publish the rarity of personal collections challenging users to guess places and squares that over the decades have undergone profound changes. In the group published authentic beauty and also some curiosity comes a postcard in the museum dedicated to Buffalo Bill Cody at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Vesuvius and Mount Somma backdrop for the caravans of the Wild West show (1890). The image in question was posted by a Neapolitan who lives in Denver.

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The pictures are taken from the Facebook page “Napoli retro”.

The Campania’s food and cuisine

Campania played a essential role in the history of Italian, and even European cooking.

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Here was born the tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese (made from buffalo milk), and pizza.

The pizza, inspired by ancient Greek and Roman flatbreads, was born in Campania, where in the 19th century acquired it present-day appearance. Legend has it that in June 1889 the Neapolitan pizza-maker Raffaele Esposito created the “Pizza Margherita” in honour to the Queen consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy. It was a pizza with tomato, mozzarella and basil, to represent the colours of the new Italian flag.

The pizza contains the famous San Marzano tomato prospers in the rich volcanic soil of Campania, and is considered by many chefs to be the ultimate tomato for sauces because  has less seeds, is less acidic, and has a full-bodied flavor. San Marzano tomatoes are exported all over the world, and are recognizable as authentic from the “DOP” labeling on the package.

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The typical Neapolitan Pizza

Typical Campanian dishes include gattò (potato casserole with ham, Parmesan and pecorino), insalata caprese (salad of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil), maccheroni alla napoletana (macaroni with a sauce of beef, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, white wine, tomato paste and fresh basil), mozzarella in carrozza (fried mozzarella with slices of toasted bread and olive oil), polipo (octopus with tomatoes sauce, chopped tomatoes, olives and garlic), sartù di riso (rice with peas, onions, tomato paste, meatballs, chicken liver, cheese, and olive oil), spaghetti alle vongole (with clams in a white sauce with garlic, olive oil and pepper), Parmigiana Melanzane or Eggplant Parmesan. Thin slices of eggplant are fried and then layered with tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil, and when baked the flavours meld in an irresistible and comforting dish, Polpette or meatball with tomato sauce or fried. Pepperoncino reigns king, fresh seafood is abundant and the pizza is the best in the world.

Caprese Salad
The Caprese Salad
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The parmigiana of melanzane

If you head inland in the provinces of Salerno, Avellino, Benevento and Caserta, the focus changes from the sea to the earth. A day’s drive in Campania can take you from fresh caught seafood to wild boar hunted in the mountains.

Several different cakes and pies are made in Campania. Pastiera pie is made during Easter. Casatiello and tortano are Easter bread-cakes made by adding lard or oil and various types of cheese to bread dough and garnishing it with slices of salami. Babà cake is a well known Neapolitan delicacy, best served with Rum or limoncello (a liqueur invented in the Sorrento peninsula). It is an old Austrian cake which arrived in Campania during Austrian domination of the Kingdom of Naples and was modified there to became a “walking cake” for citizens always in a hurry for work and other pursuits. Sfogliatella is another cake from the Amalfi Coast, which is beginning to be known worldwide, as is Zeppole, which is traditionally eaten on Saint Joseph’s day. Struffoli, little balls fried dough dipped in honey, are enjoyed during the Christmas holidays.

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Struffoli

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